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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hacienda Macalauan: Home of Gatas Tisoy and Lavish Scenery

When I was in Laguna, I had the chance to visit for the first time a dairy farm and see hundreds of cows (and bulls. Yes there were bulls, too!) being raised for fresh milk. Thanks Grace Nicolas for touring us around Laguna! Hacienda Macalauan, located at Brgy. Mabacan, Calauan, Laguna, is one of the biggest sources of dairy products in the province and famous for their fresh milk without added antibiotics, growth hormones or any other chemicals.

The place is soo green!!
Hacienda Macalauan, Laguna, Gatas Tisoy, Dairy Farm
Cows, cows..
Hacienda Macalauan, Laguna, Gatas Tisoy, Dairy Farm
..and more cows! :P
Hacienda Macalauan, Laguna, Gatas Tisoy, Dairy Farm

Too bad I didn't see/experience the actual milking process of the cows because if I heard it right, they do it late in the afternoon, and we visited the place just right after lunch. Hacienda Macalauan actually imports their cows from New Zealand and Australia that is why they look bigger than our local cows, and they obviously produce more milk! The cows undergo a special dietary plan and intensive maintenance to ensure they produce the best tasting and high quality dairy products while preserving the milk's nutritional content.

Inside the hacienda you get to encounter a lot of relaxing and breathtaking views of nature like hot springs and mini water falls. You won't even imagine that there is such a place inside a dairy farm. This is my kind of life! So serene, laid-back and very relaxing.

Hacienda Macalauan, Laguna, Gatas Tisoy, Dairy Farm

Hacienda Macalauan, Laguna, Gatas Tisoy, Dairy Farm

Aside from full cream milk, one of the most popular products of Hacienda Macalauan is the "Gatas Tisoy" which covers a wide selection of dairy products like chocolate milk, white and cottage cheese as well as yogurts. You can actually get them from leading supermarkets nationwide. I personally loved the chocolate milk. I have never tasted anything like it. I dare you guys to try it and see for yourself.

Gatas Tisoy chocolate milk (taken via Instagram app)
Hacienda Macalauan, Laguna, Gatas Tisoy, Dairy Farm
Hacienda Macalauan's fresh dairy products
Hacienda Macalauan, Laguna, Gatas Tisoy, Dairy Farm

HMI offers educational tour for students and other interested visitors, for more information and booking, please contact:
Mr. Raul L. Balaquiao, Farm General Manager
Tel. No: (049) 568-0152


Bino said...

wow at talagang may mga bulls sa hacienda! laguna lang to pero ngayon ko lang nalaman knowing na taga south ako hehehe

jaypee | said...

@Bino, Oo ako nga din nasurpise nung makita ko ang place. Di ko akalain na may ganito sa Laguna. :)

Pinay Travel Junkie said...

Chocolate milk sounds yum! Do they also let visitors drink milk that's just been squeezed from the cow?

Allen said...

ay hindi ka nakapaggatas ng baka? sayang! sana tinry mo!

rencontres said...

Nice post thanks :)

Mac Callister said...

sayang me too!i wanna see the milking of cows!they said its hot!LOL

Bonzenti [Con Tour] said...

I like the mini-falls. jay, how are you related to David Family in San Juan?

Master Blogger said...

Wow the place is so nice, I am very sure you have fun here! you are so lucky! Very lovely post!
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